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From The Archives – Polo Grounds Outfield

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Bill Terry, Horace Stoneham, Eddie Brannick, Fiorello H. LaGuardia and Phillies’ Manager, Doc Prothro in the outfield at the Polo Grounds

From The Archives – Bill Terry

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Giants’ owner Bob Luire and Bill Terry at the retirement ceremony for #3 – April 1983

From The Archives – Bill Terry

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Bill Terry played 1,579 games at first base and had a .992 fielding percentage

The Best of the Best – First Basemen

Since 1970 fans have been able to vote their favorite position players and last year Giants fans accepted the challenge and as The Sporting News put it, “MLB All-Star Game 20102: Giants fans know best; their guys lead NL rout”.  Voting has started to for the 2013 game so let’s keep the tradition going!

Between John McGraw managing the first All Star Game, to Bruce Bochy managing the next one, 88 players have represented the Giants in the Mid-Summer Classic.

Four Hall of Famers lead the group of Giants first basemen:

  1. Bill Terry
  2. Johnny Mize
  3. Whitey Lockman
  4. Orlando Cepeda
  5. Willie McCovey
  6. Darrell Evans
  7. Will Clark

Happy Birthday – Bill Terry

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Here are some Giants Gems for Bill Terry’s birthday from the 2012 Giants Media Guide – Happy Birthday Bill!

Hit .341 during 14-year playing career with Giants…his .401 batting average in 1930 is highest in franchise history and marks last time NL player hit over .400…set Giants single-season records for hits (254) and runs scored (139) in 1930…became player/manager in ’32 and posted 823-661 mark in 10 years as skipper…guided club to 3 pennants and 1 World Series…

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